Game spotlight: Vote for Me: the game about the presidential election 2016

What do Swiss game developers have to do with the presidential election in the United States of America? Well, quite a lot, as it turns out. SGDA members Digital Kingdom have released a game titled Vote for Me which tasks the player to choose a side – either Democrat or Republican – and to take … Read more

We did it! Switzerland’s first initiative to create a law to support games will be up for vote

After we announced the pioneering initiative last year, we are proud to report that Switzerland’s first initiative to support games on a political and legal level will finally be up for vote in the canton of Zurich. The Representatives of the SGDA and our partner ZFF (Zürich für den Film) have handed over 9’000 collected signatures to the authorities. The … Read more

SGDA Panel (in German): «Backing game development – framework, support possibilities and alternatives»

In a continuing series of panel discussions, SGDA organizes a panel discussion with top-class speakers from the political landscape such as councillor Ruedi Noser (Ständerat Zurich, FDP) and national councillor Min Li Marti (Nationalrätin Zurich, SP) and industry organisations such as Hendrik Lesser (president European Games Developer Federation EGDF). Game journalist Marc Bodmer moderates the panel. Topic: «Backing game development – … Read more

SGDA Roundtable: U.S. Ambassador Suzan “Suzi” LeVine pays visit to members of the Swiss game industry to discuss pressing topics revolving around game development

On June 30st, U.S. Ambassador to the Swiss Confederation Suzan “Suzi” LeVine visited a group of game developers representing the Swiss game industry, and special guests from industry, politics, and education. Among them were many SGDA members eager to meet the charismatic Ambassador. The first item on the agenda was a roundtable discussion about various topics … Read more